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December Project fundraising through fitness

The December Project is encouraging residents to stay active while also supporting this year’s cause, the Jasper Mental Health Crisis Fund. Left to right: lead volunteer Leigh-Anne (Wes) Standing and volunteers Mollie Lynch, John Clark and Candace Davis. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The December Project is encouraging residents to get up and give back this month in support of the Jasp ...

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U9/U11 Grizzlies vs. U9 Bears – the rematch

Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh Mother grizzlies are known for being some of Jasper National Park’s most aggressive animals – at least when protecting their cubs. So, if a group of angry mama grizzlies met a gang of vicious bears right in the middle of town, who would win? Lucky for the townsfolk, this epic battle of nature took place not in a back alley or on the Bench, but inside the Jasper Arena. T ...

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Jasper Curling Club is back and ready to rock

The Jasper Curling Club is back and ready to rock after some restrictions due to COVID-19 and is looking to raise awareness of the sport, showcase the fun of curling, and become a more active member in the community of Jasper. Official leagues for both Ladies’ and Mixed/Open have already begun, with the Corporate League starting on December 2nd. The current league schedule is as follows: Tuesdays - Ladies' ...

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U7 Bearcubs host first home game of season

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U7 Jasper Bearcubs hosted their first home game of the season against Hinton this past Sunday.  Firstly, I would like to introduce the 2021/22 Jasper Bearcubs: Alana KliewerBrodie GrothBruce BarkerElizabeth DerksenFinlay RoyJames BartziokasLewis RiddellMadyson CampbellMarieke Nowak-SmithMarkus ValenciaMateo AlonsoNatalie HanderekRory FitzgeraldSamuel Vien ...

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U15 Bearcats host six teams at annual home tournament

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats hosted their annual home tournament this past weekend. The tournament consisted of six teams from all over Alberta, including the Grand Prairie Knights, the Peace River Stampeders, the KC Sabres, the Hinton OK Tire, the Seera Knights and, of course, the Jasper Bearcats.  The tournament was divided into two pools. The Bearcats were in a ...

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U15 Bearcats feast on delicious win

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper U15 Bearcats welcomed the Thorsby Thunder into their home this past Sunday. Hungry for a win after a four-game losing streak, they were happy to have their full roster back on the bench. Drew Kovacs got Jasper started with a power play goal right out of the gate. Jackson Irwin with the assist. However, a few minutes later, Thorsby tied it up on a power ...

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U15 Bearcats outshot but determined during three-game road trip

Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh The U15 Jasper Bearcats hit the road this weekend for a three-game road trip. The team was shorthanded for the trip with sniper Morgan Thomas sidelined with an upper body injury, and playmaker Carson Campbell in COVID-19 protocol pending a negative test, which came back too late to make the trip. Nonetheless, the remaining Bearcats set their alarms for 6 a.m. Satu ...

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Marmot Basin reopens slopes after 66 cm of fresh snow

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Marmot Basin is reopening to outdoor users for the 2021/22 season this Thursday after receiving significant amounts of fresh snow. With the unusually warm November, the opening day was pushed back until recently when Marmot Basin received about 66 centimetres of fresh snow. All the natural snow combined with the manmade snow is expected ...

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U15 Bearcats begin regular season

Jasper U15 Bearcats player Dustin Derksen with the puck during their first game of the season against the Barrhead Bruins at the Jasper Activity Centre on Nov. 6. | P.Shokeir photos Lesleigh Campbell | Special to the Fitzhugh This past Saturday, the Jasper U15 Bearcats hosted the Barrhead Bruins for their first regular season game of 2021. And, of course, after going undefeated all pre-season, the Bearcats ...

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U11 Jasper Bears face first true test of season

Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh Being on the west end of the hockey zone, generations of Jasper hockey parents have logged a lot of miles travelling to Alberta towns they’ve never heard of. Doing the long-haul is never pleasant, but it’s still better if some of that driving comes in October and not January. Some families left the warmth of their Jasper homes at 5 a.m. to drive through the dark and daw ...

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